Author of books for kids about wildlife, nature, space, weather, and more!

Mary Kay Carson

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Mary Kay Carson is a nonfiction children’s book author. She’s written more than fifty books for kids about wildlife, space, weather, nature, and other science and history topics.

MK's Events

📌 April 23: Women in STEM keynote speaker at Bowling Green State University

📌 April 28: Book Launch at Novel Neighbor (virtual)

📌 May: Clare's Day

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Rewild your life with Odd Dot's series of Outdoor School activity books, perfect for young explorers and nature lovers!

With its metal corners and over 400 full-color, highly-illustrated pages by Emily Dahl, Mary Kay Carson's Outdoor School: Animal Watching is your indispensable guide to the wilderness.

Make every day an adventure with the included:

  • Immersive activities to get you exploring

  • Write-in sections to journal about experiences

  • Next-level adventures to challenge even seasoned nature lovers

The Definitive Interactive Nature Guide


-Identifying mammals

-Bird calls and animal sounds

-Finding amphibians, reptiles, and fish

-Spotting scat

-Recognizing eyeshine

And so much more!

No experience is required—only curiosity and courage. This interactive field guide to animals includes:

  -Animal tracking

  -Identifying birds by silhouette, size, and color

  -Reading animal range maps

  -Bird nest spotting

  -Essential animal-watching gear

  -Recording animal behavior


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